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PM Deuba, Chairman Dahal hold discussion on current political situation

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KATHMANDU —  Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal have held a discussion on the current political situation and the preparations for the imminent federal and provincial elections on Tuesday.

During the meeting held at PM’s residence, Baluwatar, the activities of the government relating to the elections were discussed.

On the occasion, PM Deuba reiterated in the meeting that government was committed to holding the elections. He urged Maoist Centre Chairman Dahal not to doubt at all on the scheduled elections.

Press Coordinator of Chairman Dahal, Manohari Timalsina, informed that Maoist Chair Dahal also inquired PM about the status of the ministers from the party kept without portfolios.

Dahal told PM Deuba that his party would not risk the government as only guarantee of the elections was major concern.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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